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Press Release - the 2022 HFSP Research Grants

HFSP announces the 2022 Research Grants.

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) announced today some 37 million USD to support the top 4% of the HFSP research grant applicants over the coming 3 years. The 32 winning teams in the 2022 competition for research grants went through a rigorous year-long selection process in a global competition that started with 716 submitted letters of intent involving scientists with their laboratories in more than 50 different countries. This year, 7 Research Grants - Early Career and 25 Research Grants - Program were selected for funding. Each team member receives on average 110,000 USD - 125,000 USD per year. 

HFSP’s collaborative research grants are given for a broad range of projects under the umbrella theme “Complex mechanisms of living organisms”. The program supports cutting-edge, risky projects and it is the only program that enables true global collaboration among international teams of scientists with laboratories in different countries. 

HFSP Program Grants appeal to the innovative and creative potential of the research teams. Frontier life science knows no limits as winning teams propose to investigate, for example, how to tap into a cell’s energy grid, the electric fields that are at the center of enzyme catalysis or bridging robotics and pollination.

HFSP Early Career Grants (formerly Young Investigator Grants) are for applicants within 5 years of establishing their independent research group and no more than 10 years from their doctoral degree. This group of investigators also proposes intriguing concepts such as the atmosphere as a living breathing ecosystem, or hydrodynamic motion cues in fish or to study the responses of organisms to novel environments.

The 2022 HFSP investigators display remarkable depth in approach and innovative thinking as they start their intercontinental collaborations.

Lists of 2022 HFSP awards

The Human Frontier Science Program is an international program of research support implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) based in Strasbourg, France. Its aims are to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research focused on the life sciences. HFSPO receives financial support from the governments or research councils of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, as well as from the European Union. With its collaborative research grants and postdoctoral fellowships, the Program has issued over 4500 awards involving more than 7500 scientists from all over the world.  Since the beginning of the Program in 1989, 28 HFSP awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.